Evac is an international company that designs, manufactures and markets environmentally friendly wastewater collection and treatment systems for the building and the shipbuilding industry. Evac companies and representatives in more than 40 countries are responsible for the building and marine business worldwide. Evac companies have Lloyd’s ISO 9001:2000 quality assurance and ISO 14001:2004 environmental standards certificates. Our premises are located in Finland, USA, Brazil, Germany, France, China, Korea and Norway.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Water and Wastewater
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
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Evac is the world’s leading provider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries. We have successfully carried out over 20,000 marine, 1,500 offshore and 2,000 building projects for customers around the world.
We have employees in Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Korea, Norway, and, USA, as well as representatives in more than 40 countries.
Evac began life in 1975 as a joint development project between the Finnish power solutions provider Wärtsilä and the Swedish company Euroc Ab, and was established as a separate company in 1979.
Our growth strategy is based on a combination of organic growth – supported by our strong offering and extensive network of partners – and strategic acquisitions.
Evac began life in 1975 as a development project of the Finnish Ifö-Wärtsilä Vacuum Systems (a joint venture of Oy Wärtsilä AB) and Euroc AB Sweden). A separate company, Evak, was formed in 1979.
The early years, 1979–1985
During its early years, the company provided vacuum toilets and other vacuum collection systems for the marine, building, and railroad industries. In 1985, Evak merged with Electrolux Environment Division (Envirovac USA), adding the first wastewater treatment systems to its offering. At the same time, the company’s name was changed from Evak to Evac.
Expanding the Evac offering, late 1980s–2007
At the end of the 1980s, the business expanded to include the aviation industry. In 2005, the aviation, railroad, and building sectors were spun off from Evac, with the building sector re-acquired in 2007.
In 2007, the Evac offering was further broadened with dry and wet waste systems, including food waste management, with the acquisition of the Norwegian company Norsk Inova. Evac gained expertise in freshwater treatment and seawater desalination systems with the acquisition of the Maritime Solutions & Services division of the German company Triton Water in 2012.